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Summer SAVY 2017, Session 6/Day 2- Environmental Hydrology (Rising 2nd/3rd)

Posted by on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in SAVY.

Hydrology Day 2 was all about geomorphology! After refining our vocabulary on topographic and geomorphologic processes, we headed over to the Vanderbilt Earth and Environmental laboratory to build a stream. Students had the opportunity to work with a geomorphologist to observe all the processes (e.g. meandering, erosion, deposition, channelization) that make up river networks! Check out these videos for a recap:http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/geomoph/emriver/index.html. Students also spent time on a nearby hillslope converting two-dimensional contour lines to three-dimensional elevation profiles. We had to cut our activity short because of pesky bees and time constrants, but I had a blast and I hope the students did as well! Next week is all about pollution so get ready to get your hands dirty!

Ms. Chelsea Peters